John Smart, portrait of Dorothea Capper

John Smart, portrait of Dorothea Capper

John Smart (1742?-1811)
Portrait of Dorothea Capper
1778
Watercolour on ivory
Signed lower right 'J.S.' in monogram, and dated '1778'
Purchased with funds from the Captain H.B. Murray Bequest
Museum no. P.66-1920

This gilt metal locket was worn on a ribbon bracelet. There is a mechanism at the top and bottom to hold it securely and the back is slightly curved inwards so it sits comfortably.